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    Sale 2129

    Maritime Decorative Arts

    15 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 111

    A small scrimshaw whale's tooth with an American ship**


    Price Realised  


    A small scrimshaw whale's tooth with an American ship**
    American; 19th century
    [unsigned], the verso engraved with the image of an American naval sloop of war with a group of three Stars of David, each set within the other; and on the recto engraved with and American eagle clutching an anchor above an American flag crossed with a British flag.
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) length.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.